In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, director William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they are making. A couple enacts a break-up scenario over and over; a documentary crew films a crew filming the crew; locals wander casually into the Frame. The project defies easy description. Yet this wildly innovative 1960s counterculture Landmark remains one of the most tightly focused and insightful movies ever made about making movies.
With an introduction by Jon-Sesrie Goff